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Air-Minded: Get Your Motor Runnin’

I’ve been thinking about the different methods of starting aircraft engines ever since I saw a video of an early jet performing a cart start. But I’ll get back to that.

Today you start almost all aircraft piston engines the same way you start your car: by turning on the ignition and engaging an electric […]

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